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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, what is the largest number of drinks you had on any occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Only one Two Three Four Five or more
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,762 730 23.2 21.4-25.0 779 27.1 25.2-29.1 454 16.1 14.6-17.8 230 8.9 7.7-10.2 569 24.7 22.8-26.8
-Western 438 131 23.0 18.8-27.9 115 27.1 21.9-33.0 73 14.9 11.2-19.4 32 7.4 4.8-11.4 87 27.6 22.1-33.8
GENDER
Male 231 48 15.4 11.1-21.1 45 19.8 14.1-27.2 46 15.8 11.0-22.1 20 8.6 5.0-14.6 72 40.3 32.5-48.7
Female 207 83 33.1 25.5-41.5 70 36.7 28.2-46.2 27 13.6 8.6-20.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 393 122 24.3 19.7-29.6 105 26.8 21.5-33.0 69 16.1 12.1-21.1 26 7.4 4.6-11.8 71 25.3 19.9-31.7
Non-Hispanic Black 7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 37 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 89 14 10.9 6.0-19.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 52 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 63 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 92 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 87 *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 14.0 7.8-23.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 52 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 24 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 84 *** *** *** 19 18.6 10.7-30.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 123 30 16.9 11.0-25.0 33 27.7 18.9-38.6 21 15.7 9.4-25.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 206 68 28.0 21.4-35.8 59 31.2 23.6-40.0 38 17.1 11.8-24.2 17 9.1 5.1-15.6 24 14.5 9.4-21.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 32 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 62 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 38 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 57 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 69 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 120 33 22.1 14.7-31.8 35 26.1 17.8-36.5 20 14.2 7.9-24.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 104 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 332 95 21.8 17.2-27.3 86 25.6 20.0-32.3 58 15.7 11.5-21.2 24 7.5 4.5-12.2 69 29.3 22.9-36.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 72 19 16.2 9.5-26.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 366 112 24.2 19.5-29.7 91 24.7 19.4-30.9 61 15.0 11.0-20.2 26 7.0 4.3-11.4 76 29.1 23.0-36.0
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Regional City or Suburban 136 30 20.0 13.6-28.5 44 31.3 22.9-41.2 26 16.0 10.5-23.6 *** *** *** 27 25.9 17.6-36.3
Rural 302 101 24.7 19.4-30.9 71 24.7 18.5-32.2 47 14.2 9.7-20.3 23 7.8 4.5-13.4 60 28.6 21.7-36.6

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*This question asked only of respondents who reported drinking at least one drink in the last month.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2015 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2015 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
**Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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